Historical development of phraseological units and their correspondences in other Slavonic languages have also been subjected to investigation.
The dissertation consists of an introduction, three chapters, conclusions, lists of references and an appendix.
Chapter I “Theoretical Preliminaries to the Investigation of Phraseology” elaborates the methodological foundation for the investigation of historical phraseology. The chapter provides an analysis of divergences in the existing opinions on the subject and scope of phraseology. It also examines the main causes which led to variety of phraseological terms and their polysemy. Phraseology is considered in a ‘narrow’ sense and is discriminated from aphorisms, proverbs, sayings and terminological word combinations. The chapter provides a definition of the notion of phraseological unit, highlights its characteristic features and peculiarities. It also provides a review of systemic connections in the sphere of phraseology.
Chapter II “Semantico-Structural Types of Phraseological Units” is devoted to the ideographic classification of the collected material, comparative-historical analysis of phraseological units with particular reference to the prior and posterior periods of the development of the Ukrainian language as well as comparison with Belarus, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish and Check. The origin of phraseological units is described in this chapter, systemic connections on the phraseological level are identified and illustrated.
Chapter III “Stylistic Peculiarities of Phraseological Units” is concerned with the analysis of functional styles and frequency of occurrence of different phraseological units in accordance with their stylistic classification (colloquial, bookish) in various functional styles of the period (official documents, church documents, belles-lettres, publicistic, scientific prose). The chapter highlights the main factors which influenced stability or instability of the investigated phraseological units, their stylistic function.
The present research has provided the theoretical generalization and a new explanation of semantic, structural and style peculiarities of phraseological units found in Ukrainian sources of the 16th-17th centuries.
More than 500 phraseological units chosen from Ukrainian sources of the period under study have been subjected to analysis. The investigation focused mainly on verbal phraseological units – the most numerous group that appeared as a result of metonymic, metaphoric or hyperbolic transfer of meaning. These phraseological units serve as a formation basis of 4 major phraseo-semantic groups and 13 productive semantic series. In the phraseo-semantic groups under analysis the most prolific in phraseological units is the group “Human behaviour” in which there are 6 productive and 10 non-productive semantic series. It can be explained by the fact that human behaviour is a separate category connected with psychic processes and states. Among the numerous semantic series only 2 possess positive connotations, whereas 7 semantic series possess negative connotations. The rest of the series possess neither positive nor negative connotations, nevertheless within these series the majority of phraseological units have negative connotations.
The findings of the submitted dissertation will contribute to the theory of phraseology. They may also find application in theoretical courses in Lexicology and Phraseology, History of the Ukrainian Language, compilation of historical phraseological dictionaries.
Key words: phraseological unit, systemic relations, phraseo-semantic group, semantic series, structural model, head-component, historical development, etymology, comparative assessment, style.
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